Have Some Love
Childish Gambino's new album "Awaken, My Love!" marks a grand departure for the singer and rapper. Fresh off his critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta, Donald Glover has delivered an album that pulls from sources like George Clinton's P-funk, OutKast's southern space odysseys, and D'Angelo's maximal neo-soul. "Have Some Love," the second track on the album, sounds like it could live comfortable within Funkadelic's psychedelic funk opus, Maggot Brain. As for Gambino's performance, he's as unrestrained as a vocalist as we've ever heard him.
Childish Gambino's Awaken, My Love! is one of the most experimental major releases of the year. It has elicited strong reactions -- hopefully, fans who feel let down after listening through once will come around once they digest it more fully.
This afternoon Childish Gambino debuted his new song "Redbone" on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. After "Me and Your Mama," it's the song he has released from his forthcoming album Awaken, My Love!
Me And Your Mama
Last night, Childish Gambino confirmed that his new album is titled Awaken, My Love! and revealed the artwork. The album will be out on December 2nd according to some sources.
Steve G. Lover Feat. Childish Gambino
Donald Glover recently reentered the music world by unveiling a mysterious app called "Pharos." App users were initially met with a countdown and a screen that slowly approached a planet.
Waiting For My Moment
Childish Gambino, Jhene Aiko & Vince Staples
We were already expecting a Childish Gambino x Vince Staples collaboration to appear on the forthcoming soundtrack for the film "Creed," however we were not aware that Ms. Jhene Aiko would also be in the mix. And it's very much a movie.
THC Feat. Kent Jamz & Childish Gambino
As in-house producers at TDE, production team THC have been behind some of the label's best tracks to date. Now, they step out on their own for a track called "Perfect," which features Kent Jamz of Overdoz and Childish Gambino.
OverDoz. Feat. Childish Gambino & King Chip
Hip-hop group Overdoz have kept a very low-key profile since dropping off their BOOM mixtape, which was over a year ago. The project saw a solid amount of features and was well-received on the site, but finally the group is back, and it was worth the wait.
Selah Sue Feat. Childish Gambino
Selah Sue isn't a household name in the U.S. yet, although that's changing fast. The Belgian singer and songwriter first broke in Europe, and her debut album Selah Sue was later released in the U.S., to similar success. As she preps a new 4-track EP, Alone, for release on December 4th, we get to hear a collaboration she did with rapper Childish Gambino, giving her a bit of cross-over appeal. Her bluesy, raw vocals would sound at home in the average hip-hop track, but on "Together" she leans towards pop.
B.o.B Feat. Bankroll Fresh
Well, this is a little weird. A track just appeared on B.o.B's SoudCloud entitled "Candler Rd.," but it's not a freestyle over the joint with the same name that Childish Gambino released back in August. What's more, Bankroll Fresh, who shares a hometown with Bobby Ray but not much else (stylistically speaking), guests on the track.
Lion Babe Feat. Childish Gambino
Lion Babe, the duo consisting of vocalist Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman, are making their HNHH debut tonight in grand fashion. Calling on Childish Gambino, the New York City-based duo decide to unleash their new single “Jump Hi”. Putting a flip on Nina Simone's popular “Mr Bojangles" record, the duo deliver this soulful record that’s a great listen for any hip-hop head or indie fan alike. It can be found on the duo’s upcoming self-titled EP, which should hopefully be here before year’s end. Check out the new collab and let us know what ya think!
Childish Gambino Feat. Christian Rich
Earlier today, Childish Gambino dropped off the STN MTN mixtape, the first part of a joint mixtape/EP drop he planned for today. The other part, the KAUAI EP, hasn't arrived on iTunes yet, but a track from it just surfaced on SoundCloud. "The Palisades" is a funky track that features the duo Christian Rich, who also produced the EP cut.
Dream Southern/Hospitality/Partna Dem
Earlier this morning we posted a news article which found Childish Gambino explaining the mixtape/EP idea behind his new project STN MTN/KAUAI, which is half free mixtape and half commercial EP. Little did we know that the mixtape itself would arrive thirty minutes later. But it did. And it's great. The free portion, STN MTN, is now available to download while we await the KAUAI portion to hit iTunes.
Free At Last
S-X Feat. Childish Gambino
Last year, UK producer S-X apparently worked on a track with Childish Gambino that never ended up seeing the light of day, but now the beatsmith is fed up. On Saturday, he tweeted: "Fuck it. I'm leaking a song I was supposed to drop like a year back. Featuring one of my favourite rappers. You can have it for free."
Childish Gambino revealed a new project called STN MTN/Kauai recently, and while we still don't have a concrete release date for the project, Bino has shared a new record from the effort.
Dollaz & Sense (Tags)
Problem Feat. Childish Gambino
Problem is getting ready to drop off his LA Leakers-hosted 354: LiftOff mixtape tomorrow, but before he does, hes decided to give fans one last leak from it titled “Dollaz & Sense” featuring Childish Gambino.
Driving Ms Daisy
Logic Feat. Childish Gambino
Logic has been teasing new music on Twitter the past few days, and today the new music arrives. It's definitely one the fans will enjoy, as Logic teams up with an equally underrated MC, Childish Gambino, for the undeniable whip anthem "Driving Ms Daisy." The release of this new collaboration is just the start of Logic's campaign for his debut album, which he's been promoting hard on Twitter with the hashtag #LogicAlbum. We've received some details about the LP in various interviews, however no title has been revealed yet so #LogicAlbum will have to do for now.
Childish Gambino got hyper-ambitious on his sophomore record, because the internet at the tail end of last year, but since then he's been fairly quiet (though "3005" has continued to chart). Today, he returns with a new two-part track called "Candler Road", starting off with an aggressive burst of double time energy before settling into a wispy, synth-driven outro.
Fredo Santana Feat. Childish Gambino
Last week Fredo Santana came through with Lil Durk for "All I Ever Wanted", and today he returns with his full Walking Legend mixtape and another strong feature on this joint, "Riot." Childish Gambino was tapped by Fredo to appear on the Young Chop-produced record which unfortunately encourages violence as Fredo says "I'ma start a riot / all
RiFF RaFF Feat. Childish Gambino
As many of you know, RiFF RAFF's long-awaited debut album, NEON iCON, is finally dropping on June 24th. Now we've got another new track from it. "Lava Glaciers" was produced by Harry Fraud and features Childish Gambino.